Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Work will begin this week on trail to Rush Park

Work was scheduled to begin this week on a hiking-biking-equestrian trail that will link Junod Playground on Dunks Ferry Road in Parkwood to Poquessing Creek Park and on to Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton Road and the Boulevard.


Work underway at Hedge Street park

Work is progressing at Frankford’s small Hedge Street park, and new playground equipment will be installed later this month, said Kimberly Washington, executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation.  


Surveillance footage leads police to double murder suspect

It was surveillance footage that led detectives to a suspect in a Frankford double murder, according to Capt. John McCloskey. 


PSPCA takes 239 cats from Frankford home

The woman who allegedly housed 239 cats in unsanitary conditions in a Frankford property will face animal cruelty and other charges, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA.


Money talks

The Northeast Times takes a look at the projected sale of Philadelphia Gas Works and how it could affect your monthly bill.

Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.


Butkovitz speaks at Bustleton Civic League meeting

City Controller Alan Butkovitz spoke about how the Keystone Opportunity Zones have cost the city $10 for every tax dollar brought in, city contracts and the proposed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works during the March 26 meeting of the Greater Bustleton Civic League.


PGW and Peco to offer assessments of home energy use

The city’s two largest utilities are offering residents assessments of their homes’ energy use. Residents can schedule these inspections with either the Philadelphia Gas Works or PECO. The utilities will send employees to look over their homes, searching for drafts and inefficient equipment.


Parkwood Civic Association to hold election next month

Next month, Parkwood Civic Association members will do something they haven’t done in about a decade: Hold an election. At their March 19 meeting at St. Anselm’s R.C. Church, members nominated candidates for president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary and zoning officer. The election will be conducted at the association’s April 23 session. 


Oxford Circle blaze displaces 12

Twelve people were displaced by an early morning Friday house fire on the 1400 block of Rosalie Street in Oxford Circle. 


NEHS plans booster club to keep SPARC in flight

Plans to establish a booster club to keep Northeast High’s decades-old after-school science and space program going are jelling, according to a 1977 alum.